January 23, 2012
Private Sector Colleges & Universities Benefit Military & Veteran Students
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to legislation proposed by Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, Brian Moran, interim president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities today released the following statement:
“Senator Durbin’s proposed legislation on recruiting is another burden that will make it harder for students to get the education they deserve. This legislation will only cut off access for thousands of veterans to the skill-intensive, hands-on programming and intensive job placement support that they need.
“It is disappointing that Senator Durbin has chosen to single out career-oriented institutions and cast these schools in a negative light. The reality is private sector colleges and universities are committed to providing veteran-students with a high-quality postsecondary education that will help them transition into the civilian workforce.
“Private sector colleges and universities provide real and viable options for returning veterans seeking alternatives in higher education. Instead of creating barriers to critical, job-training and educational programs, we should evaluate all sectors of higher education to ensure that all Americans, especially our service members, have the opportunity to receive a quality postsecondary education.”